Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)
- Attributed to the Potnia Painter
- Early Corinthian
- ca. 620–590 B.C.
- Greek, Corinthian
- Terracotta; black-figure
- H. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of L. P. di Cesnola, 1876
- Accession Number:
Winged Artemis holding two swans
As one of her aspects, the goddess Artemis was mistress of animals, potnia theron. In Archaic representations from all parts of Greece, she appears with her hands firmly gripping a pair of lions, deer, or other animals or birds.